Fresh molt

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Fresh molt

Post by Julsie » Sat Jul 11, 2020 5:13 pm

My very first hermit crab when down for a molt and she just appeared yesterday and she’s real slow/sluggish/skittish. She’s been sitting in the shell shop basket by the uth. Normally she’s very rowdy she likes to climb and speed walk all around the tank and she’s not shy to pop out her shell and say hello when she sees humans/human hands. Is this a normal post molt thing?


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Re: Fresh molt

Post by BlookittiePC » Sat Jul 11, 2020 5:20 pm

Hi! I have also noticed this type of behavior in my crab recently after he molts! He is usually super active and outgoing, but he's really shy and lazy after he molts. I affectionately refer to this behavioral pattern as "post-molt jitters"! From what I've noticed from my crab, normal behavior usually resumes within a week after the molt. Just try to be extra careful around your tank, by not speaking loudly or making sudden movements, and your crab should calm down within a few days. :)
One amazing PP: Jarvis, who has been with me since 7/14/18, and is now chilling in a 29 gallon tank!
And two cats: Beanie and Delia

I'm still pretty new to this and I'm trying to learn all I can!

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Re: Fresh molt

Post by Julsie » Sat Jul 11, 2020 6:00 pm

BlookittiePC wrote:Hi! I have also noticed this type of behavior in my crab recently after he molts! He is usually super active and outgoing, but he's really shy and lazy after he molts. I affectionately refer to this behavioral pattern as "post-molt jitters"! From what I've noticed from my crab, normal behavior usually resumes within a week after the molt. Just try to be extra careful around your tank, by not speaking loudly or making sudden movements, and your crab should calm down within a few days. :)
Thanks! I’ll be keeping an eye out for her


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